Play it Again! with a Heritage Photo


I (Katie) am so excited to bring you another round of “Play it Again” and share with you many different ways to digi scrap the same memory. This is a great way to illustrate some of the many possibilities that exist when it comes to digital scrapbooking!

Here at The Daily Digi we really want to emphasize that there is not a “right way” or a “wrong way” to put together a layout. It’s more about capturing the memory, finding your own style(s), and PLAYING! Yes, it’s ok to play and have fun!



This time, I gave some of the best scrappers in the digi community one of my treasured heritage photos some journaling to work with.The only “rules” were that they had to include the photo and the journaling. Everything else (including the title) was up to them! I decided to play along also so you will see my layout as well.


This is a photo that I never saw until after my husband’s grandmother passed away. This is a  picture of her and her husband when they were young. I’m guessing it was taken in the mid to late 1950s, but unfortunately I do not know for sure.



Jeff’s grandmother (on his Father’s side) passed away on May 1, 2009. One of her granddaughters gathered a bunch of her photos and put them on DVD to show as a looping slide-show in the foyer of the church during her funeral. Bless her heart, she also made each family a copy of the DVD. I couldn’t get over all these wonderful pictures that I HAD NEVER SEEN. Where were they? Why have I never seen these before? I seriously don’t care that they were not in photo albums, not in scrapbooks, or not even organized. I just wish I had the chance to see them when Grandma Fern could tell me about each of them. This is one of my favorite photos I discovered that day – just look at that young married couple in love! They owned this old school bus and used to take their kids camping in it. I can only imagine the adventures they had!



I’m fascinated by the blending techniques used on this layout. I love how it seems like a faded memory! The title invites the viewer to read the journaling.


Layout by Lor. Gallery Link. Credits:Studio Manu Adventure (title) IO Travel – Studio Baers Garten Alpha for Title – Studio Birgit – Label Alpha Clip on Bookplate – Studio Lorie – Archive Font – Pea Devon

Note – I used Illustrator to turn the photo into a Vector Object so I could use a larger size Background and Bookplate


The title of this page “Don’t count the years, count the memories” is one of my favorites. So fitting for this layout. The clustering of elements is really nice and it leads the eye to the photograph.


Layout by Brenda. Gallery Link. Credits: Memories by RuthMelody Designs


I love the look of the framed photo sitting atop a stack of papers and embellishments. It looks like a found memory (which is what this really was for me). The patterned paper adds a lot of visual interest, without being too overwhelming.


Layout by Britanee. Gallery Link. Credits: “Vintage Treasures” by Julie Bullock, font is Traveling Typewriter.


The small touches of color give this layout a fun feeling. “Seems like yesterday” is a great title for a heritage page because it really plays on the sense of nostalgia. Very pretty layering of embellishments as well.

Seems Like Yesterday

Layout by Heather. Gallery Link. Credits: Remember When by Amy Wolff and Aja Abney, Template : Leopard Templates by Studio H2


This layout is so artistically beautiful. I love how you can explore the photo in different ways as a backdrop and featured in clusters of embellishments. This looks like a piece to frame and display.


Layout by Josette. Gallery Link. Credits: Happy Days by et Design, Take me to the Old World and Tears of the Fall Freebie by Lily Designs and Honey Pots Freebie by BusyBee Designs. Font: Bickley Script Plain.


The color choices are so fun here, I wouldn’t have thought to pick pink and yellow, but they are perfect accents for the gray tones of the photo and papers. The title of “Looking Forward to the Future” is also one that I would not have come up with, but I love it. When this picture was taken, they had their whole lives ahead of them so the title is just perfect.


Layout by Tracy Ducar. Gallery Link. Credits: New Beginnings by Meghan Mullens and Traci Reed Font-DJB Woke Up Late by Darcy Baldwin


I just adore the color scheme of this layout. It is so soft and pretty. I really like the edge-work on the layout of the flowers actually going beyond the page border. The title “A Beautiful Life” is very appropriate to me as a title for a heritage page.


Layout by Holly. Gallery Link. Beautiful Life by Mari Koegelenberg and Wendy Page
page template (altered) from Fuss Free Photo Play by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs glitter backsplash is from Every Life Has a Story by The Digichick Designers. Worn photo overlay is by Lynn Marie Favreau. font is Walkway


This layout has beautiful photo blending and I love that the photo is presented in two different ways. The blue accents are very pretty and the lace on the right side of the page adds a very nice finishing touch.


Layout by Jenn Lindsey. Gallery Link. Credits: TempBlends Vol. 3 by Jenn Lindsey, Happy Days by et Designs, CK Ali’s Hand Official font


This next layout is my own. I didn’t create it until after everyone else submitted theirs and I wish I had done it before. I had such a hard time going in a different direction after seeing all the wonderful layouts that were submitted. Talk about a tough act to follow!

It’s also a little difficult to analyze your own page, but the things I love about this layout are the simple lines and the focus on the photo.

web fern

Layout by Katie. Gallery link. Credits: Ali Edwards template 13. Paislee Press & Feistuff Embrace collab. Ali’s hand font.


Look through each layout again and think about which one you prefer. Think about why that one stands out to you and what you like about it. It’s a great exercise to help you learn about yourself as a scrapper and your own preferred style. It also might help you explore some new styles that you haven’t tried before.  Its perfectly OK to use several different styles and methods in your own scrapbooking – I do it all the time!  When you get ready to work on your next layout, take some time to think about all the ways you could play with that memory and have some fun!


P.S. Naz is the random winner from yesterday’s feature all about Kat!  She won $10 in product from Kat!